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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name ROGER


Roger : Scottish English North German French Walloon Catalan and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hrōd ‘renown’ +gār gēr ‘spear lance’ which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rog(i)er and was reinforced by the Old Norse cognate Hróthgeirr.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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